Assessment Notices Coming Soon
The informal review process for the Monroe County Reassessment Project has ended. Monroe County will now mail the Formal Assessment Change notices to all property owners on July 1.
In 1989, appraisers assessed Monroe County properties at values of just 25% of a property’s market value. In 2020, Monroe County will shift to tax assessment based on the full amount of the property’s market value.
Starting in 2018, Tyler Technologies began to take pictures of all properties in Monroe County and used existing property records to assess a ‘sale value’ to each of the 103,000 properties. This value is supposed to be representative of what homeowners would sell their properties for on the current market.
Property owners received their initial assessments on March 1 of this year. They were given the opportunity of an informal review process to discuss any discrepancies or update any changes not reflected.
If after the July 1 Formal Notices are received, and you still do not agree with that assessment, you have a right to file a Formal Appeal with the Monroe County Board of Assessment Revision on or before August 12.
By November 15, the final assessed values will be certified and sent to the county, municipality and school districts. The new values will be reflected in next year’s tax bill sent March 1, 2020.
There is a 10% cap on the amount of any tax increase in the year following a reassessment.
Appeal forms, rules and regulations are available on the Monroe County Website www.monroecountypa.gov and the Monroe County Assessment Office, located at 1 Quaker Plaza Room 102, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 during normal business hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.